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‘It will take 100 years to rebuild Gaza’

“It would take 100 years to rebuild Gaza with the current rate of construction material being allowed in,” says Sari Bashi, co-founder of Israeli NGO Gisha which campaigns for Palestinian freedom of movement and trade.

“In the years in which cement has been banned from entering Gaza, Israel did not manage to prevent tunnels from being dug,” she says.

“It is a policy that is overwhelmingly harming civilians in Gaza with little to no security benefit for Israel”.

A Palestinian woman walks through the rubble of destroyed buildings in part of Gaza City's al-Tufah neighbourhood as the fragile ceasefire in the Gaza Strip enters a second day on Wednesday, August 6, 2014. (photo credit: Mahmud Hams/AFP)
A Palestinian woman walks through the rubble of destroyed buildings in part of Gaza City’s al-Tufah neighbourhood as the fragile ceasefire in the Gaza Strip enters a second day on Wednesday, August 6, 2014. (photo credit: Mahmud Hams/AFP)

– AFP

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